The first (and only) time I saw Bob Ross‘ PBS program was after waking up in the hospital at about 6a.m. a day or two after Madeline was born. That was very early to be awake, especially under the circumstances. In fact, now it seems to me that it was a nurse who had woken us all up so that Madeline could eat. I was exhausted, but couldn’t go back to sleep, because the nurse was there with the flourescent lights blazing and buzzing, so I turned on the TV. And there was Bob Ross and his soothing voice. I watched the rest of his show. It was perfect. That peaceful, exhausted moment has stayed with me since.
After seeing the Nostalgic Epic Win, I went to YouTube to hunt me up some Bob Ross videos. I clicked on the video below, thinking it was the Rosster himself. It wasn’t. It was an hilarious spoof:
As it turns out, there are no legitimate Bob Ross videos on YouTube. YouTube is filled with parodies, but no real Bob. Not sure what that’s about.
Anyway, for your enjoyment, here are a few of my favourite parodies: